Today State Attorney Amira Fox and the Narcotics Enforcement Task Force (NETFORCE) announce the results of Operation All in the Family. This extensive undercover
operation targeted drug trafficking families and their associates who sell dangerous and illegal narcotics in Southwest Florida. As of today, 26 people are in custody. Also seized was approximately 160 grams of fentanyl, 4.5 kilograms of cocaine, 461 grams of methamphetamine, many more drugs, more than $251,000 in cash, 20 firearms, and two vehicles.
There were two main facets of Operation All in the Family, led by the State Attorney’s Office and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.
The following agencies worked together to make this operation a success: the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Myers Police Department, Cape Coral Police Department, Marco Island Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Marshals Service, FDLE, DEA, Customs and Border Protection (Air and Marine Operations), Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Naples Police Department, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Glades County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lee County Port Authority Police.
The long-term investigation encompassed Collier and Lee Counties, with a focus on stopping familial, long-time operating, drug trafficking organizations. During the investigation, NETFORCE identified multiple individuals who were responsible for the distribution of trafficking amounts of cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamine. Operation All in the Family arrests were made as far away as Texas.
The arrested individuals are members of connected drug trafficking organizations which have targeted Southwest Florida.
“Simply put, drug trafficking is not and will not, be tolerated in Southwest Florida. This was a very extensive and detailed undercover operation by NETFORCE. The arrests made by NETFORCE will severely impact the illegal drug trafficking trade in our community. This poison, both the drugs and the people who sell it, need to be off our streets. The many months of work that went into this multijurisdiction, multi-agency operation, show the incredible law enforcement support and force behind the NETFORCE mission to identify, investigate, and dismantle long-term organized crime, narcotics, racketeering, and money-laundering criminal enterprises,” said State Attorney Amira Fox.
NETFORCE was formed by State Attorney Fox in 2020 to coordinate a circuit-wide approach to investigating and fighting crime.
Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office